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Greek Assembly Passes Bill on Rehiring Public Servants

The Greek Parliament passed a new public administration reform bill on Wednesday which paves the way for the state to rehire 3,900 public sector employees. The bill includes several amendments, one of which provides for the transfer of general government entities' cash reserves...

Greek Public Sector Employees to Assess New Evaluation System

Greek public sector employees will be able to evaluate the new performance evaluation system as of today, December 22, it was announced on Monday. All public sector employees are called to anonymously answer eight questions on Greece's Administrative Reform Ministry...

Greek Administrative Reform Minister: Government Work Continues Normally

“The government’s work continues normally,” Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras regarding reforms in the public sector. As far as the election of the President of the Hellenic Republic is concerned, he...

Measure for 100-Installment Tax Debt Settlements in Greek Government Gazette

A decision of the General Secretary for Public Revenue Aikaterini Savvaidou allowing the settlement of debts to the public sector in up to 100 installments, was published in the Greek Government Gazette on Friday. The decision calls for the mandatory...

Greek Coalition Govt Leaders to Redefine Policy

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos agreed to redefine government policy over a number of issues - including the way the two partnering parties handle the Troika - after the markets' negative...

4,000 Greek Public Sector Layoffs to be Completed Soon

Final decisions regarding layoffs in the public sector have Greece's state-employed laborers worried. Over the next two months, 4,000 public employees will be laid off in a bid to streamline government finances. Apart from those who have committed a criminal...

PASOK Opposes Govt Plans for Changes in Public Sector Wages

Greek coalition government partner PASOK declared its opposition regarding the new pay structure in the public sector after the plan was leaked to the media. The party, which used to rule Greece for more than three decades, attacked Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis directly,...

15,000 Layoffs in Greek Public Sector, Who Gets Cut?

Yesterday, Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a meeting with Greece’s Troika of international lenders. The issue of redundancies in the public sector was the leading topic of conversation. Minister Mitsotakis analyzed the timetable for the implementation of the...

ADEDY To Strike June 30 and July 9

Public Servant’s Union (ADEDY) in Greece demands the abolition of the proposed legislation regarding the selection criteria by which Greek public sector senior staff  will be evaluated,  as well as the abolition of  all measures concerning availability and redundancies of employees. In fact,...

6,500 Employee Layoffs in Greek Public Sector

According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Greek government and the Troika of international lenders, approximately 15,000 Greek public employees should have been laid off in 2013 and 2014. From these 15,000, approximately 8,500 layoffs have already been carried...